GLASGOW, Scotland | Italian cyclist Trentin sprints to Euro gold as Sagan quits
GLASGOW, Scotland — Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin sprinted to gold in the men’s road race at the European Championships on Sunday as three-time world champion Peter Sagan quit with 84 kilometers (52 miles) left.
Spearheading a leading group of five, Italian teammate Davide Cimolai set up Trentin perfectly to beat Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel and Belgium’s Wout van Aert on the final meters. Spain’s Jesus Herrada Lopez finished fourth.
“We decided to heat the race from the start, putting guys in the front, not risking anything and in the end it paid off really good as we had a man everywhere.